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by JohnToo
1 day ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 117
Views: 2716

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Being in the blessed position of only having watched S2E1 so far, we are a bit bemused by all the people who are saying it's not a patch on the first series - E1 seemed pretty as much good as most of S1 to us.
by JohnToo
1 day ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 791
Views: 15863

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

For what it's worth I think we're a very long way from that - not least because he wouldn't have the balls to completely suspend democracy, and doesn't have the numbers in parliament to do it via a democratic coup. As Hong Kong is proving, in the era of instant communications even extremely authori...
by JohnToo
1 day ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: TV/Streaming shows
Replies: 117
Views: 2716

Re: TV/Streaming shows

Sonic Budgie wrote:
1 day ago
Killing Eve Series 2. I'm up to episode 5.
Absolutely fabulous again, everybody in it is superb but Jodie Comer is totally mesmerising.
We occupy that niche of people who watch it on iplayer not live, but only watch it after the episode in question has been broadcast.
by JohnToo
1 day ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 791
Views: 15863

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Unless you happen to have close friends among the 300-odd who will decide which candidates to put forward to the 100,000 electors in this Rotten Borough election I don't suppose it really matters. True at one literal level but defeatist. When my grandchildren ask me what i did when the fascists too...
by JohnToo
1 day ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 791
Views: 15863

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Dunckel wrote:
1 day ago
Would the outcome be any different? They are all intent on crashing the country.
I think it could matter. They are all odious and evil but Boris is further along the road to naked unscrupulous popularism. All of them are likely to deeply damage the country. Boris could also destroy democracy.
by JohnToo
1 day ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 791
Views: 15863

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

Heated debate in our house. Being a household of doctors and teachers (well, one of each), Hunt and Gove are held in especial hatred and contempt. But if either of those turns out to have the best chance of stopping Boris, should we not promote them?
by JohnToo
6 days ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1625
Views: 28972

Re: Meanwhile...

You know that thing where you are balancing your thirty-something-piece mixed imperial and metric socket set on the edge of the bench in order to replace the one socket you've just used, and the whole things falls upended on the sawdust-covered garage floor, and when you eventually replace them all,...
by JohnToo
1 week ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1625
Views: 28972

Re: Meanwhile...

Whereas I am at Hong Kong airport - 9 hours Melbourne - HK just done, 12 hours HK - Heathrow coming up. Right at this moment, I don't care how beautiful the farther hemisphere of this globe is, I'm planning on confining my pleasure seeking to places a little bit closer 😀
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Not how it started out its life
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Not how it started out its life

How many miles? I don’t think it owes you anything btw. I don't log all my miles, so there's some guesswork, but I'm estimating 30,000 including all year round commuting, maybe 40,000 if all those short trips to shops etc add up to more than I think :) So I agree it owes me nothing at all. I reckon...
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: Cycling
Topic: Not how it started out its life
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Not how it started out its life

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One of the advantages of hub gears , I have learnt, is that the chain can't jump. If it gets to this state, and you are brutal enough just to keep pedalling, it makes funny noises and the occasional jerk but it keeps going. Not that I'm recommending it....
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1625
Views: 28972

Re: Meanwhile...

Oh no!! We are flying to Fiji that day to visit no. 1 son. The weather forecast shows a bit of rain but not too stormy. And thinking about it, Friday is when we leave UK, so arriving Sunday. And to think that when I took early retirement two months ago, I was basking in the thought of never having ...
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1625
Views: 28972

Re: Meanwhile...

Rocky wrote:
2 weeks ago
@Joan I can report that it is chucking it down and blowing a gale in Melbourne. It’s also very dark.
Please ask it to stop by Friday, which is when my wife and I go to Melbourne....
by JohnToo
2 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 791
Views: 15863

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

So, a question that we were discussing in our house yesterday. What is our objective? Is it to win (Britain remains in EU) with the other side losing? And their objective is to win with us losing? So either way a fight to the finish with roughly half the country losing? Or is there an objective to w...
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: General
Topic: Bollocks to Brexit
Replies: 791
Views: 15863

Re: Bollocks to Brexit

It is an assault, but a very British one, one that doesn't cause any actual hurt. Yes, on the one hand, we should not approve of any assault, with the terrible example of Jo Cox of where it can lead. On the other hand, our democracy is failing, fascist tendencies are in open ascendancy, the values t...
by JohnToo
3 weeks ago
Forum: Natter
Topic: Meanwhile...
Replies: 1625
Views: 28972

Re: Meanwhile...

Dunckel wrote:
3 weeks ago
I'm not sure I would call a full day at a coil winding exhibition fun, but I really get Berlin
I once made a coil winding machine out of Meccano. As one did.